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  • About Appendicitis
    Appendicitis is a condition in which the appendix becomes inflamed. This Web page from the eMedTV site features more information about this condition, including symptoms of appendicitis and what can happen if it goes untreated.
  • About Chronic Pancreatitis
    Chronic pancreatitis can require lifelong treatment to prevent the pain due to inflammation from returning. This eMedTV segment provides more info about this condition, explaining what causes it, the diagnostic process, and the usual treatment.
  • About Colonoscopy
    Are you looking for information about a colonoscopy? This eMedTV resource is a great starting place. It explains when this procedure may be warranted, how it is carried out, and what happens if anything abnormal is found, with a link to learn more.
  • About Rectal Bleeds
    This eMedTV resource talks about rectal bleeds, which can result from a number of different conditions. Topics discussed in this article include what causes them and what types of symptoms can occur. A link to more detailed information is also included.
  • Active Ingredient in MiraLAX
    As this eMedTV article explains, polyethylene glycol 3350 (PEG-3350) is the active ingredient in MiraLAX. In fact, PEG-3350 is the only ingredient in MiraLAX, because this laxative does not contain any inactive ingredients.
  • Acumulación de Líquido en el Pecho
    El hígado está ubicado justo debajo del músculo que separa el abdomen del pecho y los pulmones, conocido como "diafragma".
  • Acute Appendicitis
    Acute appendicitis (inflammation of the appendix) is considered a medical emergency. This eMedTV article covers topics such as the causes, symptoms, treatment, and complications associated with the condition.
  • Acute Pancreatitis
    Acute pancreatitis occurs suddenly, lasts for a short period of time, and usually gets better. This eMedTV article provides an in-depth look at acute pancreatitis by discussing the causes, symptoms, and treatment of this condition.
  • Acute Pancreatitis Complications
    Complications of acute pancreatitis can include lung problems, infections, and kidney failure. This part of the eMedTV library discusses in detail these and other problems that can occur with acute pancreatitis.
  • Acute Pancreatitis Diagnosis
    When diagnosing acute pancreatitis, a doctor may order an abdominal ultrasound to look for gallstones. This eMedTV Web page describes how a doctor may use this test and other methods to make an acute pancreatitis diagnosis.
  • Acute Pancreatitis Symptoms
    Upper abdominal pain, vomiting, and a rapid pulse are some of the signs and symptoms of acute pancreatitis. This eMedTV Web page takes a closer look at the possible symptoms of this condition, including severe symptoms.
  • Acute Pancreatitis Treatment
    A hospital stay is usually required following an attack of acute pancreatitis. This segment of the eMedTV Web site explains in detail how treatment for acute pancreatitis is designed to support vital bodily functions and prevent complications.
  • Additional Resources (Liver Donation Surgery)
    Hospital chaplains, social workers, and other professionals are available for additional support. This video clip talks about the resources available to you as as you make your decision.
  • Adult Living Donor Liver Transplant
    In an adult living donor liver transplant, part of a healthy liver is transplanted into a sick person. This eMedTV Web article describes this procedure at length, including how it is performed, with links to specific information.
  • Adult Living Donor Liver Transplant -- The Donor's Perspective
    It's easier to learn the process of an adult living donor liver transplant from the donor's perspective. This eMedTV Web page explains what to expect during the surgery, including potential risks and possible benefits.
  • After Liver Donation Surgery
    After liver donation surgery, you may feel nauseous from the anesthesia or pain from the operation itself. This eMedTV segment offers an overview of what to expect post-surgery, including common side effects that may occur and tips on recovery.
  • Allergic Reaction During Living Donor Liver Surgery
    An allergic reaction during living donor liver surgery sometimes occurs from the anesthesia. This eMedTV article describes common allergic reactions and explains how your healthcare team will help to prevent this from happening.
  • Allergic Reaction To Medication (ERCP With Sphincterotomy Risks)
    This video explains why allergic reactions to medicines occur and how likely they are.
  • Allergic Reactions and Colonoscopy
    As this eMedTV article explains, allergic reactions (such as itchy eyes and skin rashes) can occur due to the anesthesia used during a colonoscopy. This portion of the eMedTV library offers an in-depth look at allergic reactions and colonoscopy.
  • Allergic Reactions With Upper Endoscopy
    As with any medication, the drugs used for upper endoscopy could cause an allergic reaction. As this eMedTV page explains, reactions can range from skin rash to anaphylaxis. This page covers the possibility of allergic reactions with upper endoscopy.
  • Alosetron
    Available by prescription only, alosetron is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome in women. This eMedTV Web page gives a comprehensive overview of this drug, including how it affects the body, dosing tips, possible side effects, and more.
  • Alosetron Dosage
    Various factors affect the alosetron dosage your healthcare provider prescribes, which this eMedTV segment explains. This resource describes in detail how your amount is calculated and offers helpful tips on how to take it safely and effectively.
  • Alosetron Drug Information
    If you have irritable bowel syndrome with the main symptom of diarrhea, your doctor may recommend alosetron. This eMedTV resource examines alosetron, including information on why this drug may not be safe for some people.
  • Alosetron Hydrochloride
    As this eMedTV page explains, alosetron hydrochloride is taken once or twice daily to help treat symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women. This page discusses what to expect during treatment, including how to take it and possible side effects.
  • Alosetron Side Effects
    Constipation, hemorrhoids, and nausea are some of the most common alosetron side effects. This eMedTV page offers a detailed overview of other possible reactions, including common and potentially serious problems people may experience with this drug.
  • Alternativas
  • Alternativas
  • Alternatives to Colonoscopy
    Alternatives to colonoscopy include rectal exams, barium enemas, and blood tests. This eMedTV segment describes various alternatives to colonoscopy in detail and explains the effectiveness of each.
  • Alternatives to ERCP With Sphincterotomy
    This video clip describes possible alternatives to ERCP.
  • Anal Bleeding
    Infection, hemorrhoids, inflammation, cancer, and ulcers can all cause anal bleeding. This eMedTV resource explores the different types of bleeding, as well as common diagnostic tests (such as endoscopy) and treatment options for this symptom.
  • Anestesia General
    Anestesia General
  • Anesthesia for Liver Donation Surgery
    This eMedTV resource discusses the purpose of using anesthesia. For liver donation surgery, general anesthesia is used to put you into a deep sleep so that you don't feel any pain, pressure, or movement during the operation.
  • Angiogram - Liver
    This video explains how healthcare providers perform an angiogram to see liver.
  • Angiogram and Liver Donation
    Some procedures require an angiogram, and liver donation is a serious procedure that may call for this tool. This eMedTV article describes what you can see through an angiogram image, such as the size, position, and appearance of your liver.
  • Angiograma
    Si fuera necesario realizarle un angiograma, se le solicitará que se acueste sobre una mesa y se le insertará un tubo pequeño y flexible en un vaso sanguíneo en la parte superior de la pierna cerca de la ingle.
  • Antes de la Cirugía de Donación de Hígado
    Analicemos ahora qué puede esperar antes, durante y después de la cirugía.
  • Análisis Detallado de la Donación de Hígado
    Análisis Detallado de la Donación de Hígado
  • Análisis Detallado de la Donación de Hígado
    Análisis Detallado de la Donación de Hígado
  • Apendecitis
    This eMedTV page describes appendicitis, or inflammation of the appendix. The symptoms, complications, and treatment are briefly explained, and a link to more information is provided. Apendecitis is a common misspelling of appendicitis.
  • Apendicites
    This eMedTV segment provides a quick overview of appendicitis. This article covers topics such as symptoms, potential complications, and treatment (such as surgery). Apendicites is a common misspelling of appendicitis.
  • Apendicities
    Appendicitis occurs when the appendix becomes blocked, either by feces or due to an infection. This eMedTV article explains apendicities in detail, including symptoms and treatment. Apendicities is a common misspelling of appendicitis.
  • Apendicitis
    A medical emergency, appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. This eMedTV article provides a basic overview of the condition, with a link to more information. Apendicitis is a common misspelling of appendicitis.
  • Apendicitis Symptoms
    Appendicitis symptoms include nausea and abdominal pain, but patients don't always have symptoms. This page of the eMedTV website explains appendicitis symptoms in detail. Apendicitis symptoms is a common misspelling of appendicitis symptoms.
  • Apendicitus
    Appendicitis occurs when the appendix becomes blocked, either by feces or due to an infection. This eMedTV article explains apendicitus in detail, including symptoms and treatment. Apendicitus is a common misspelling of appendicitis.
  • Appendecitis
    Appendicitis is a dangerous condition that involves an inflammation of the appendix. This eMedTV Web page provides a brief overview of the condition, including its symptoms and treatment. Appendecitis is a common misspelling of appendicitis.
  • Appendicites
    This eMedTV article contains information about appendicitis, or inflammation of the appendix. This article offers a brief overview of the condition and provides a link to more information. Appendicites is a common misspelling of appendicitis.
  • Appendicities
    This eMedTV resource provides information about appendicitis, an inflammation of the appendix. This dangerous condition occurs most often in people between the ages of 10 and 30. Appendicities is a common misspelling of appendicitis.
  • Appendicitis
    Appendicitis is a serious medical condition, often requiring emergency treatment. This page on the eMedTV Web site provides an in-depth look at this condition, including symptoms, causes, treatment, and more.
  • Appendicitis Attack
    This eMedTV article explains why an attack of appendicitis requires prompt medical attention. This Web page gives a brief overview of this condition, including details on symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Appendicitis Attack Symptoms
    Lower-right abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting are common symptoms of an appendicitis attack. This eMedTV Web page offers information on these and other signs and symptoms, and provides a link to more information on the topic.
  • Appendicitis Complications
    As this eMedTV page explains, complications of appendicitis are serious and range from a rupture of the appendix to peritonitis to organ failure -- and even death. This article takes a closer look at the potential complications.
  • Appendicitis Diagnosis
    As explained in this eMedTV article, your doctor will consider your symptoms, test results, and other factors when making a diagnosis of appendicitis. This resource offers in-depth information on the process of making this diagnosis.
  • Appendicitis in Children
    Appendicitis has the same causes and treatment in children as in adults. As this eMedTV article explains, however, it can be hard to diagnose children with appendicitis. They can't always express what hurts, and doctors rely on less specific symptoms.
  • Appendicitis Info
    Are you looking for info on appendicitis? This eMedTV segment gives an overview of this potentially serious condition, with information on topics such as symptoms and how it is diagnosed. A link to more details is also provided.
  • Appendicitis Information
    What is appendicitis? This eMedTV page provides some basic information on this condition, including how appendicitis (inflammation of the appendix) can cause different symptoms in different people and why proper treatment is so important.
  • Appendicitis Signs
    Abdominal pain, nausea, and loss of appetite are common appendicitis signs. This eMedTV segment provides a brief overview of these and other symptoms, and explains how other conditions need to be ruled out before making a definitive diagnosis.
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